06-15-2015, 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by naturalfeddogs
Kibble digests SLOWER because it's been cooked and processed. All that cooking and processing causes artificial ingredients and supplements to have to be added which is unnatural to the dogs system. It has to work harder to try to digest all that processed junk. Therefore, it sits longer in the stomach. That in turn allows more time for any bacteria to congregate and cause problems.
Raw is natural to the dogs system, and it has an easy time digesting it. Therefore, raw zips right on through like it should. Nothing processed and synthetic for the body have to deal with. It doesn't just sit there for any time, giving bacteria a chance to build up. It keeps on moving.
Processeing and cooking is the problem with kibble to begin with.
Not sure what you mean by "processed and synthetic" in this context. Just because something has been processed doesn't automatically mean it's less digestible. In fact, it would be more logical for it to be more
digestible, since the cooking process begins breaking down the larger molecules.
As far as I have been able to determine, gastric emptying is affected by water content, fat content, soluble vs. insoluble fiber content, and particle size. I'm sure there are some kibbles that digest slower in some dogs, but the pictures I posted above demonstrate that this is not always the case. There's no reason to worry about mixing raw and kibble. It certainly does not increase risk of bacterial infection.
If I'm misinformed about this, I'd be very interested to read the studies that say otherwise.